[Mechanisms of viral emergence and interspecies transmission: the exemple of simian foamy viruses in Central Africa].

  • Antoine Gessain
  • Published 2013 in Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine


A large proportion of viral pathogens that have emerged during the last decades in humans are considered to have originated from various animal species. This is well exemplified by several recent epidemics such as those of Nipah, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Avian flu, Ebola, Monkeypox, and Hantaviruses. After the initial interspecies transmission per… (More)


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